Since its construction in 1976, the Roosevelt Island Tramway was one of the only ways to get out to Roosevelt Island for over a decade until the F-Train subway stop was finished in 1989. Despite being designed as a temporary transportation method while residents waited for the F, the tramway is still in operation today and follows the same fare rates as the rest of the New York City subway system.
In this video from YouTube transit enthusiast channel Fan Railer, take a trip over the East River to Manhattan on the Roosevelt Island Tram in just 11 minutes.
Cute little system, which you can use with your metrocard for the same price as a subway swipe (one free transfer included). Enjoy the ride =)
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